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So which would you choose?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150521
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102878

The reason I'm having trouble deciding is because the cards seem to have around the same performance but, the xfx has a newer architecture, with dual fans which would probably lead to lower temps, and a double lifetime warranty. Versus the sapphire which seems to be a great price, but is older would probably put more heat into my case and only has a 2 year warranty.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150521
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If money is no issue then definitely
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150521
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The 6870 is going to be a much better performer, and run cooler while using less power. If you wanted to go Nvidia, you could get:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130634

$225 before MIR. The 560 Ti is probably only slightly faster at stock, but it overclocks much better than the 6870.
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Hmm, why not just get 2 of the 5830's for nearly the price of one 6870?

You've got the power supply for it. Do it!

EDIT: And for what it's worth, that particular 5830 is basically a 5830 die on a 6850 PCB. Sapphire made this particular card at this price point to get rid of there excess 5830 gpu's.
Edited by Bo_Punk_2.0 - 5/27/11 at 7:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bo_Punk_2.0 View Post
Hmm, why not just get 2 of the 5830's for nearly the price of one 6870?
Because I need my current GPU as a cuda processor (certain apps i run) and am looking for an AMD GPU for graphics processing (gaming)
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